SANTENAY, CUVEE CHRISTINE FRIEDBERG
BURGUNDY, FRANCE 2017
Today's wine is a go-to, sommelier secret for those looking for incredible value from an area where price can often supersede quality and is frequently based on village alone. As demand and prices in Burgundy continue to rise, it only makes sense to look for undervalued, off-the-beaten-path sources that can offer delicious, classically styled Burgundy that won't break the bank. Value can come in all ranges, and this is a perfect example of the sensual side of Burgundy that packs a punch.
As one of Santenay's best terroirs, it delivers Premier Cru quality for a village price. Literally surrounded by Santenay 1er Crus, the source of fruit for Cuvee Christine Friedberg lies at the heart of the "Les Hates" climat in Santenay. The wine's distinction is directly connected to the well protected vines that grow in well-drained limestone soils on gentle slopes in the Cote d'Or. Located at the northern end of the commune, the vineyard here is a continuation of the Cote below Chassagne, where the soils contain gravel over Agrovian limestone and offer reds that are more refined than its more southern counterparts. Old vines planted in 1935 lend to the exceptional depth of character, which is drawn out beautifully from the prestigious terroir. The old vines self-regulate their yields, so every grape produced displays incredible concentration and purity. Though the 2017 Santenay Cuvee Christine Friedberg is on the more "elegant" end of the spectrum, it has a strong personality with plenty of body, supple tannins and a distinct mineral character that will allow this to age for another 7-10 years. A beautiful balance between ripe dark fruit and hints of spice, this is a wine that is waiting to be discovered. Not only is this a perfect fit for a serious meal at home, but it's the trick up every sommelier's sleeve - a standout wine from an over-achieving, out-of-the-way region that over-delivers in every way. For one week, we're offering up to 25% off the 2017 Hospices de Beaune Cuvee Christine Friedberg, the last lot of our 2017 Hospices de Beaune wines. As a future, the wine is still aging gracefully in barrel at Au Pied du Mont Chauve and will ship directly to you from their cellars in Beaune in 2019. We highly encourage you not to miss this opportunity to add this special bottling to your collection!
*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Fall 2019. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY available through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in CO, NY, TN and WI. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Tuesday, June 12, 2018.